Sad garden soil
To my dismay, I found out today that even though I'm drenching my backyard, the water doesn't penetrate more than a thin layer of the surface soil! I recently replanted some things there and used the existing garden soil thoroughly (hopefully) mixed with some miracle gro garden soil. Now even after I thoroughly water, if i pull away some of the top layer of the soil I find it's completely dry underneath - now wonder my poor plants are dying!
What did I do wrong? And, if all the water isn't going INTO the soil, where is it going?! help!